US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in historic Vietnam visit

US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in historic Vietnam visit
 

US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is making a historic call at Vietnam, the first time a ship of this size has visited since the Vietnam War ended.
The nuclear-powered carrier will anchor off the port city of Danang, where US combat troops first landed in the war, making this a highly symbolic location.
The visit is meant to demonstrate the countries' growing military ties.
But analysts say it inevitably sends a message to China as it continues to develop the disputed South China Sea.
The BBC's Jonathan Head, who is in Danang, says that while co-operation between the US and Vietnam's military... read more

 
5 March 2018 in World News, Views: 60
Source: BBC
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